JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE, vol.28, no.6, pp.975-979, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE
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Community-acquired pneumonia, COPD, Intensive care unit, ACUTE RESPIRATORY-FAILURE, PRESSURE SUPPORT VENTILATION, NONINVASIVE VENTILATION, TRACT INFECTIONS, COPD PATIENTS, CORTICOSTEROIDS, OUTCOMES, HYDROCORTISONE, PREDICTORS, INHIBITORS
Purpose: The aims of this study are to identify factors predicting mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission and to examine whether noninvasive ventilation treatment reduces mortality.